A Tribe Apart: A Journey into the Heart of American Adolescence  -     By: Patricia Hersch
Buy Item $13.46 Retail: $14.95 Save 10% ($1.49) Add To Cart
Add To Wishlist
Buy eBook Begin reading in seconds $11.99 eBook Details

A Tribe Apart: A Journey into the Heart of American Adolescence

Ballantine Books / 1999 / Paperback

$13.46 (CBD Price)
|
Retail: $14.95
|
Save 10% ($1.49)
Availability: Usually ships in 24-48 hours.
CBD Stock No: WW435941

Current Promotions
* This product is not available for expedited shipping.

Product Description

For three fascinating, disturbing years, writer Patricia Hersch journeyed inside a world that is as familiar as our own children and yet as alien as some exotic culture--the world of adolescence. As a silent, attentive partner, she followed eight teenagers in the typically American town of Reston, Virginia, listening to their stories, observing their rituals, watching them fulfill their dreams and enact their tragedies. What she found was that America's teens have fashioned a fully defined culture that adults neither see nor imagine--a culture of unprecedented freedom and baffling complexity, a culture with rules but no structure, values but no clear morality, codes but no consistency.
Is it society itself that has created this separate teen community? Resigned to the attitude that adolescents simply live in "a tribe apart," adults have pulled away, relinquishing responsibility and supervision, allowing the unhealthy behaviors of teens to flourish. Ultimately, this rift between adults and teenagers robs both generations of meaningful connections. For everyone's world is made richer and more challenging by having adolescents in it.

Product Information

Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 416
Vendor: Ballantine Books
Publication Date: 1999
Dimensions: 5.5 X 8.3 X 0.8 (inches)
ISBN: 034543594X
ISBN-13: 9780345435941
Availability: Usually ships in 24-48 hours.

Related Products

  1. Adolescents in Crisis: A Guidebook for Parents,  Teachers, Ministers, & Counselors
    Adolescents in Crisis: A Guidebook for Parents, Teachers, Ministers, & Counselors
    G. Wade Rowatt Jr.
    Westminster John Knox Press / 2001 / Trade Paperback
    $22.50 Retail: $25.00 Save 10% ($2.50)
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW223346
  2. Get Outta My Face! How to Reach Angry, Unmotivated Teens with Biblical Counsel
    Get Outta My Face! How to Reach Angry, Unmotivated Teens with Biblical Counsel
    Dr. Rick Horne
    Shepherd Press / 2009 / Trade Paperback
    $10.99 Retail: $13.95 Save 21% ($2.96)
    5 Stars Out Of 5 3 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW540078
  3. Raising Teenagers Right
    Raising Teenagers Right
    Dr. James Dobson
    Tyndale House / 1988 / Trade Paperback
    $4.49 Retail: $4.99 Save 10% ($0.50)
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW51396
  4. Parenting Today's Adolescent, Paperback
    Parenting Today's Adolescent, Paperback
    Dennis Rainey, Barbara Rainey
    Thomas Nelson / 2002 / Trade Paperback
    $11.99 Retail: $14.99 Save 20% ($3.00)
    5 Stars Out Of 5 1 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW265104

Publisher's Description

For three fascinating, disturbing years, writer Patricia Hersch journeyed inside a world that is as familiar as our own children and yet as alien as some exotic culture--the world of adolescence. As a silent, attentive partner, she followed eight teenagers in the typically American town of Reston, Virginia, listening to their stories, observing their rituals, watching them fulfill their dreams and enact their tragedies. What she found was that America's teens have fashioned a fully defined culture that adults neither see nor imagine--a culture of unprecedented freedom and baffling complexity, a culture with rules but no structure, values but no clear morality, codes but no consistency.

Is it society itself that has created this separate teen community? Resigned to the attitude that adolescents simply live in "a tribe apart," adults have pulled away, relinquishing responsibility and supervision, allowing the unhealthy behaviors of teens to flourish. Ultimately, this rift between adults and teenagers robs both generations of meaningful connections. For everyone's world is made richer and more challenging by having adolescents in it.

Editorial Reviews

"A contemporary masterpiece."
--The Philadelphia Inquirer

"[A] BREAKTHROUGH PORTRAIT OF ADOLESCENT CULTURE . . . It is here--not in the pages of dry psychology books--where parents and educators will find the secret, painful truths hidden by modern-day adolescents."
--Boston Herald

"SPLENDID AND POWERFUL . . . [Hersch] doesn't preach and doesn't sugar-coat. But boy, does she shake us awake."
--Chicago Sun-Times

"AN INSIGHTFUL, MOVING AND STRIKINGLY HONEST LOOK AT TODAY'S ADOLESCENTS . . . Hersch has allowed the teenagers themselves to tell their stories. . . . While A Tribe Apart should be required reading for all parents and educators, it is also a must-read for anyone who desires a greater understanding of a generation standing on the brink of adulthood."
--San Diego Union-Tribune

Product Reviews

Be the first to write a review!

Ask Christianbook

Back
×

Ask Christianbook

What would you like to know about this product? Please enter your name, your email and your question regarding the product in the fields below, and we'll answer you in the next 24-48 hours.

If you need immediate assistance regarding this product or any other, please call 1-800-CHRISTIAN to speak directly with a customer service representative.

Availability

Availability: Usually ships in 24-48 hours.

Find Related Products

Author/Artist Review

Start A New Search